blogiversary

one anniversary on the heels of another, and thanks for all the good wishes! i’ve been blogging two years and in celebration… i actually finished one of my christmas gifts!

my dad’s socks.

dad's socks!

ingredients:
lorna’s laces shepherd sock doubled
knit picks solid sock yarn doubled

i wanted to make my dad squishy thick socks, since he’s cold like me… but i also wanted the nylon content, so i compromised. and i must say, it is SUCH pain to hold two strands together, but especially if they’re a thin wool. ah well, they’re done and i like them quite a bit.

dad's socks!

other perils? made the tops too long and had to rip them both back so i could steal some of the yarn from the cuff. grrr.  and one is two rows shorter than the other.

hilariously, i knit these magic loop on interchangeable needles – one size 4 needle and one size 5 needle, which i discovered at the end of course :) ha!

dad's socks!

one hat to go and then into the mail with these!

p.s. thanks so much for reading these two years.  if you’re noticing some bumpy roads on this blog this month, you’re not imagining things.  we’re on to new things over here called full time fiber artist.  no yarn store job.  no cleaning job.  just me.  yipes! and perhaps a seatbelt would help ;)

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17 thoughts on “blogiversary

  1. happy anniversary cosy! You have been a total source of inspiration and I only hope that one day I can be as good as you are at all of the fibery stuff!

    P.S. I love the socks.

  2. Happy Blogiversary! I missed mine. I figure I’ll celebrate my second. At any rate, we’re so glad you’re around!

    Good on you for taking such a brave step into the world you want to inhabit. What prompted this move? What’s your M.O. going to be? Whatever it is, I wish you all the best! <3

  3. Congrats and good luck !!!!!!

    Now that you are a full time fiber artist, does that mean you’ll be doing more classes too ? I’d love to take a beginners spinning one when the weather is a bit better.

  4. Happy Blogiversary! I’m so glad that I stumbled upon your blog. I enjoy seeing what you’re up to and the information you provide. Good Luck and thanks for all the posts.

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  6. I read somewhere that two different needle sizes doesn’t matter because only one of the needles is determining the gauge/size of each new stitch…maybe it was an EZ factoid?

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